Members of the Canadian Armed Forces at 15 Wing Moose Jaw raised the Orange, White Survivors’ Flag on Friday, Sept. 29 to commemorate The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The Commander of 15 Wing, Colonel D.S. Coutts, spoke during the ceremony and was accompanied by 15 Wing Chief Warrant Officer R.I. Fox, who is also the Champion of 15 Wing Defence Indigenous Advisory Group and Lieutenant-Navy A.S. Klinger, Chair of the 15 Wing Defence Indigenous Advisory Group.

According to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the Survivors’ Flag is an expression of remembrance, meant to honour residential school Survivors and all the lives and communities impacted by the residential school system in Canada. Each element depicted on the flag was carefully selected by Survivors from across Canada, who were consulted in the flag’s creation.

Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.

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